I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. I completed my B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science at the University of Regina in 1999. I graduated from law school at the University of Windsor in 2002, articled in London, Ontario and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2003.
I began practicing in Guelph in 2004 at a small general practice firm. Afterwards, I ran my own office, primarily handing family law matters. I was then at the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County before joining Nelson, Watson LLP. I have represented clients before various tribunals and levels of court in Ontario in relation to family, civil, employment, real estate, disability and landlord and tenant matters.
I believe it is important for lawyers to listen to their clients. The stories and issues facing clients are as unique as the clients themselves. Clients tell me that they appreciate that I am easy to talk to. It is important for clients to understand the options available to them and what each of those options will look like in terms of cost, time and possible results.
Since joining Nelson, Watson LLP, I focus primarily on the areas of wills, powers of attorney and residential real estate. My experience with litigation matters equips me to advise clients with a different viewpoint.
I volunteer on the Board of Directors of 2nd Chance Employment Counselling. The sport of curling has always been a part of my life for me and my family. I have won provincial titles in both Saskatchewan and Ontario and have played at National events. I continue to curl regularly as a proud member of the Guelph Curling Club, but not as competitively as I once did. I am an avid CFL and Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. I enjoy playing slo-pitch and spending time outdoors. I have two wonderful children who are learning all about being Roughrider fans. I have been happy to call Guelph home since 2004.